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During the course of World War II

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Unformatted text preview: During the course of World War II, Hesse was to relive the nightmare of World War I. Once again he became the subject of German ostracism because of his anti-nationalistic views. Following the war, however, his writings again became popular in Germany and have remained so until relatively recent times. After receiving many literary honors, Hermann Hesse died in seclusion of a cerebral hemorrhage in Montagnola on August 9, 1962. Hesse's works have long enjoyed popularity outside of Germany, especially in southern Europe and Latin America. Indeed, of twentieth-century German writers, only Thomas Mann and Franz Kafka have been written about more than Hesse. However, Hesse remained almost virtually unknown in the United States until the 1960s. Only a handful of his works had been translated into English, and some of those had been very poor translations. Very few critical articles or references appeared in some of those had been very poor translations....
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